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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 480 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

$457K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 525 out of 1328 providers in this state and specialty

673 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 30%.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 673 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 20%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $60 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.02M

2014

$637K

2015

$457K

2016

Number of Claims

15,484

2014

11,035

2015

7,842

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

1 1
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

O 2 6
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

3 2
SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

4 9
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

5 3
OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

6 5
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

7 8
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

8 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

9 32
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

10 7
FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

11 10
LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

12 4
CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

13 24
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

15 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

16 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

18 29
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

19 12
CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

20 20
METFORMIN HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

21 34
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

22 31
RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

23 22
SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

24 28
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

25 76
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

26 23
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

27 60
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

28 26
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

28 55
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

30 57
TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

31 27
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

32 69
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

33 39
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O 33 37
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

35 15
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

36 38
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O 36 51
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O 38 17
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

38 74
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on April 18, 2013.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.